- Welcome to IFALPES!

French Institutes of ANNECY and CHAMBERY

Ifalpes is an Institution of Higher Education for students who want to learn French as a foreign language. This French Language school is designed for students who want to learn French and study abroad in France.

A French language school in the Alps.

Our French classes are multinational and situated in the French Alps. The Alps, Savoy, Annecy and Chambéry are known for their old castles, lakes, parks, vineyards and mountain activities. Both cities are accessible by train from Paris (3h30 by TGV) and by train or bus from Geneva or Lyon


- The Timetable

French language courses are available for all levels all year round. Whatever your reason for studying French, we will help you to feel at home in our Institute.

Academic Programs - General French

Semi-intensive: 12 hours per week
Intensive: 20 hours per week

Super intensive : 30 hours per week
Courses available all year long on:
Week /Month / Semester / Trimester / Summer School basis

- Levels

  • Complete Beginners
  • Advanced Beginners
  • Intermediate students
  • Advanced students

- Accommodation / International Welcoming Service

The Institute provides an accommodation service : the Association pour le Logement des Etudiants (ALE).
  • You can live independently in the town centre or in the countryside:
  • - With a French family
  • - In a student residence
  • - In a studio
  • - In a flat sharing with other students.

- Activities

Enjoy nature in both winter and summer.
  • Every week depending on the snow, from October to July, the Institute organizes ski trips to the biggest resorts in the Alps
  • For all levels hikes in mountains and national parks.
  • rowing, horse riding, rock climbing, golf, paragliding, canoeing, swimming.
  • Beaches (public) are available for swimming and sunbathing. There are local ports where sailing boats, rowing boats, canoes, windsurfs, speed-boats etc., can be hired.

Ifalpes organized visits

  • Châteaux (castles) tours in the Savoy and High Savoy regions.
  • The Savoy Vineyards (visit to cellars and wine tasting).
  • Guided tours of Lyon and the Beaujolais region.
  • Tours of Turin / Venice.
  • Cannes Film Festival.
  • The Beaufort cheese region.
  • Nature trails.
  • The Chartreuse. National Park and Monastery.




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